learning IxD in school AND Designing Globally

16 Mar 2005 - 4:19pm
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John Vaughan - ...
2004

Anirudha said:
> I have written up a couple of papers on who an interaction
> designer is,
> and what should be the education of interaction designers. Perhaps you
> are interested to give me some feedback:

> http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in/~anirudha/pdfs/JoshiADETM2005.pdf
> http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in/~anirudha/papers/dev05-Joshi.pdf

I recommend these 2 articles for:
* their valuable insights on the interdisciplinary nature of IxD
* "6 blind men & an elephant"
* the interaction designer as filmmaker

Anurida Joshi also raises the emerging issue of "human-computer interfaces for the next generation of users from developing countries." hmmmmm.....

In a somewhat related vein: Check out Jakob Neilsen's recent Alertbox, which addresses "Low Literacy Users". What should one consider when designing (an English-language) UI that will also be used by people who have English as a second language? Do the same perceptual/comprehension issues & constraints apply? I'm working on an international corporate site that services a global population who are often ESL (English as Second Language).

Any observations? Opinions? Experience?

John

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16 Mar 2005 - 5:11pm
jarango
2004

John:

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 16:19:12 -0500, vaughan1 at optonline.net
<vaughan1 at optonline.net> wrote:
>
> In a somewhat related vein: Check out Jakob Neilsen's recent Alertbox, which addresses "Low Literacy Users". What should one consider when designing (an English-language) UI that will also be used by people who have English as a second language? Do the same perceptual/comprehension issues & constraints apply? I'm working on an international corporate site that services a global population who are often ESL (English as Second Language).

Peter Van Dijck, Livia Labate and I gave a presentation at the recent
IA Summit on research we're doing re: global IA, and we touched on
some issues that may be relevant to this topic. We're going to be
publishing the presentation itself soon, in the meantime here are some
posts that may be of interest:

http://tinyurl.com/6jaf9
http://tinyurl.com/67f9m
http://tinyurl.com/47qqs
http://tinyurl.com/445ew
http://tinyurl.com/5m7g9
http://tinyurl.com/6wwqr
http://tinyurl.com/3syz9

Cheers,

--
Jorge Arango
http://www.jarango.com

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